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[KIMEP University] Faculty Position in International Relations or Regional Studies effective from August 2021 (-12/15)


Faculty Position in International Relations or Regional Studies effective from August 2021

College of Social Sciences
Job Type
Applicant Type
All citizens
Type of Position
Closing Date
Dec 15, 2020

KIMEP University

College of Social Sciences (CSS)

Department of International Relations and Regional Studies.

Faculty Position in International Relations or Regional Studies effective from August 2021.


Position Summary

KIMEP University College of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations & Regional Studies, invites applications for one faculty position (Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor rank) in International Relations area.The position is a twelve-month (including vacation period) full-time academic appointment to begin on August 16, 2021 with the possibility of renewal.Responsibilities include teaching, research, scholarly activities, advising, field liaison and service. The department offers undergraduate and graduate programs and teaches academic and theoretic courses in International Relations, the Politics of Central and East Asia, Diplomatic History, Methodology, etc.


We seek a talented teacher and innovative scholar who is actively engaged in research, enthusiastic about teaching baccalaureate and master’s degree students and serving the University, local community and the profession. We are looking for a productive and cooperative colleague who will bring new perspectives to theory, research and practice in the field of International Relations and Politics.


Minimum Qualifications

Expertise is desired in at the following areas of International Relations: Chinese Domestic and Geo-Politics, Chinese Economic Policy, The Economy and Geo-Politics of East Asia, Central Asia, Political Economy. Familiarity with CIS countries or similar international experience is welcome.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in International Relations, Political Science, Regional Studies or another relevant field from an internationally-recognized, accredited university.  Applicants should be able to teach in English.

Applicants for position should have at least 3-5 years of teaching experiences in reputable universities and extensive professional experiences in the field of major areas .ABD’s will be considered who meet the position qualifications and include in their application materials a letter from the dissertation chair confirming defense date prior to the position’s start date.

A valid certificate of the English language proficiency should be provided by final candidates, non –native speakers of English (The International English Language Testing System or IELTS academic with overall score 8.0 or equivalent).


Preferred Qualifications

Experience with remote or online course design and teaching is strongly desired.


The College of Social Sciences

The College of Social Sciences has an accomplished faculty of 21 full-time and 12 part-time faculty and 5 dedicated administrative staff. The College includes the departments of Media and Communications, Public Administration and International Development, International Relations and Economics.


KIMEP University


KIMEP University is the leading American-style, internationally-accredited, English-speaking academic institution in the Commonwealth of Independent States. It provides a world-class academic experience and a unique international environment to all its students and faculty members. KIMEP University was established in 1992 and has built a very strong regional reputation as a leading provider of higher education. All graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by at least one recognized international accreditation agency. Academic programs are regularly rated in the top rank of provision by national bodies.


Almaty, Kazakhstan

The city of Almaty is situated at the base of majestic Tien Shan Mountains in Southeast Kazakhstan. About 2 million people live in or near Almaty because it is the financial, cultural, summer and winter sports and cosmopolitan capital of Kazakhstan. Kazakhstan is located in the heart of Eurasia with important commercial inroads bridging Asia and Europe. Boasting the Silk Road of the 21st century, Kazakhstan offers unique positions in oil and gas, economic development, and trade. With a transitioning economy that has witnessed four-fold growth over the past decade, Kazakhstan's dynamically changing economic, social, educational and cultural environment provides incredible opportunities for significant and original research. 



Rank and salary are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Compensation after tax compares favorably with net salaries in western countries.

Limited on campus housing is available to rent or help in finding off campus housing In addition to salary, a benefit package includes basic healthcare insurance, reduced tuition rates for KIMEP courses, and subsidy for relocation allowance. New faculty members are provided with a reduced teaching schedule during the first semester. Summer paid teaching is typically available.


The salary will be subject to deduction of taxes (10% Personal Income tax in general) as required by the Law of Kazakhstan.


Application Process.

Please submit your application and the following documents to KIMEP University HR Portal

Filled and submitted application form.

Cover letter that indicates the position applied, how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications, course(s) you can teach, and salary expectations in Kazakhstani currency (KZT) gross.

Short listed candidates are required to submit 2 referees’ names/contact details and if you have the recommendation letters you may also attach them to your application.

Please attach your teaching evaluation forms for the last 2 semesters.

Final candidates, non-native speakers of English language are required to submit IELTS academic certificate of the score 8.0 (9.0) or equivalent.


Closing dates for submission of applications:

1.    December 15, 2020 (Tuesday, 11 59 pm based on Almaty time). The applications would be considered/interviewed first until January 22, 2021 by the Selection Committee members. Applications received until Dec 15 are guaranteed full consideration.

2.    January 31, 2021 (Sunday, 11:59 pm based on Almaty time). The applications would be considered/interviewed until February 12, 2021 by the Selection Committee members.

Personal data provided by applicants will be kept confidential and used for recruitment purpose only.

Only short listed candidates will be informed and invited for interviews by CSS IR and Regional Studies Department’s Search Committee by the end of Dec 2020, Jan and mid of Feb 2021.

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